Monday, April 7, 2014

8 Months with Baby E

Wow...this has been a big month for Baby E. It seems like she has developed a ton over the past month. We have had several firsts over the past month. 

The month started out a little rough with Baby E getting her first cold with a fever. Luckily the fever stayed low and other than being a little sleepier and a little crankier, she was herself. Her illness also came just as I was getting back to work from being out because of my Dad's surgery, so trying to manage the whole working mom with a sick baby thing stunk. My husband is a great Dad and takes amazing care of her, I just felt guilty not always being the one with her. I think the whole thing was harder on me than on her.

Baby E also got her first bath in the big girl tub. She seemed to enjoy playing in the water. We still normally bathe her in her baby tub because she gets slippery, but this was a fun treat for her. I can't wait to take her swimming.

  Solids are going pretty well and Baby E loves to eat. We normally feed her some take on our meal unless we are eating something completely not baby friendly, like sandwiches. I make it all, but normally send more traditional style baby food with her to daycare because it is less messy. Her new favorite thing is black beans cooked with garlic and spices. She also loved French Toast.

Yeah...sometimes we feed her in a diaper and bib...easier clean up.
The craziest thing about this month is that she went from not moving at all to crawling and pulling herself up (on everything) in about a week. She went from laying on her belly to sitting for the first time and by the following Friday she was on the move. Needless to say this keeps us on our toes. Luckily she still tolerates being in her jumper for a bit, so I can go to the bathroom or get her food together without having to worry about what she is getting in to.

We finished the month with a trip to Magic Kingdom to celebrate my birthday. We had tickets that expired in a couple of weeks, so we wanted to make sure they got used. Here she met Mickey for the first time. She wasn't so sure about him. I thought the talking Mickey was pretty cool. It will be interesting to see how she does with the characters as she gets older.

I think she had fun!
I don't know if it was 8 months of not sleeping more than 5 hours at a time catching up to me or something else, but I was ridiculously tired this month. Being tired is nothing new, but the first few weeks of March were really rough and I only ran a couple times a week at the most. I am finally feeling less tired, so hopefully this month will be better. Other than that I am doing pretty well and excited to see what the next few months bring.